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June 1962

Winnie ille Pu

Arch Intern Med. 1962;109(6):767-768. doi:10.1001/archinte.1962.03620180129018

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Winnie ille Pooh is the first book in a foreign language I've read through since reading in French Claude Bernard's Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine, from a handsome copy which used to belong to Dr. Thayer, who got it in 1905, perhaps as a gift from Osier when he departed for England. In order that the pangs of unlimbering rusty Latin may not be too painful for those who can do it, I have included my version in English as well as Professor Nybakken's Latin translation. May I recall for those who have forgotten it, Nybakken's stimulating and helpful Greek and Latin in Scientific Terminology, which I reviewed in these columns some time ago. Professor Nybakken has conducted a course in Greek and Latin for prospective medical students which has been very helpful in introducing those without a classical background to the words from which so many scientific

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